Visakhapatnam: Admiral Michael Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), US Navy accompanied by his wife Linda Gilday arrived on his three-visit here on Wednesday.

Soon after his arrival, Admiral Gilday met Vice Adm Ajendra Bahadur Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC (Eastern Naval Command), and discussed various issues of common interest.

Later, Adm Michael Gilday also visited the Naval Dockyard at Visakhapatnam, HQ EBC said in a release here.

The CNO paid homage to fallen naval personnel at the 'Smaram Sthal' Memorial in the Naval Dockyard. Admiral Gilday is scheduled to embark the USN Carrier Strike Group participating in Ex Malabar, along with Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Vice Adm Ajendra Bahadur Singh, FOC-in-C, ENC, and other US-India delegates on October 14.

The Indian Navy (IN) is currently participating in the Second Phase of Multilateral Maritime Exercise Malabar along with the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), Royal Australian Navy (RAN), and the United States Navy (USN). The exercise is being conducted in the Bay of Bengal.

Meanwhile, Linda Gilday will hold an interaction with Committee Members and Navy Wives Welfare Association (NWWA) (Eastern Region). She will also visit the NWWA facility during her stay at Visakhapatnam.

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